There’s a place in Nanaimo where snakes are made from soap bubbles, ping pong balls levitate on a column of air and tiny robots are programmed with magic markers.
Science Studio, one of more than a dozen programs run by Nanaimo Sustainable Science Society, is where children learn that science is fun through activities that are more like play than science.
Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society runs programs for participants of all ages throughout the year. Science Studio, located at 4355 Jingle Pot Rd., runs morning drop-in programs Thursdays and Saturdays and every third Wednesday evening of each month for children four years old and up plus a weekly science club Tuesday afternoon throughout the school year.
Staff are also applying science for a ghoulish and ghostly event at Bowen Park where participants can create their own spooky slime, decode secret messages in a haunted house and brew up some special recipes in a cauldron of chemistry with mad scientists from Vancouver Island University.
“The Spooktacular Science Challenge is our biggest event of the year,” said Stephanie Maasik, society outreach coordinator.
The event gets underway at the Bowen Park lower picnic shelter Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.
To learn more visit http://nanaimoscience.org/.